Oxford marmalade

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About this recipe: This marmalade is slightly darker in colour because of the treacle and brown sugar but great to make when Seville oranges are in season. Stock up your cupboards with this delicious, traditional marmalade.

Lynn Cole

Ingredients

Makes: 3 (240g) jars

  • 6 small Seville oranges, well washed
  • 3 lemons, well washed
  • 2.5 litres water
  • 450g granulated sugar
  • 320g brown sugar
  • 60g black treacle

Method

Prep:45min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Extra time:30min cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr45min 

  1. Cut the oranges and lemons in half, squeeze the juice and strain it into a stainless-steel or enamel preserving pan. Using your fingers, remove all the flesh and pips from the squeezed fruit and tie the pips securely in a muslin square with the halves of lemon peel.
  2. Cut the orange peel pieces in half, then crossways into strips about 5 mm thick. Add the strips and the muslin bag to the pan, pour in the water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 hours, or until the peel is very soft and the liquid has been reduced by half.
  3. Remove the muslin bag from the pan, put it in a bowl and leave until cool enough to handle. Squeeze the bag to remove as much juice as possible, then pour the juice back into the pan. Discard the bag.
  4. Add the sugars and treacle to the pan and stir over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Bring to a full rolling boil and boil for 15–20 minutes. Remove from the heat and test if setting point has been reached.
  5. When the marmalade has set, skim any scum from the surface. Leave the marmalade to stand for 20 minutes to allow the peel to settle. Stir to disperse the peel evenly, then pour into clean, warm, dry jars and cover the jars with waxed paper discs and cellophane covers. When cold, label and store in a cool, dark, airy cupboard.

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Reviews (2)

Ita
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So delicious and well worth the effort! - 01 Mar 2011

Davea
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BUT, what do you mean by "brown sugar" - there are many types. I made it with muscovada (not being an expert cook, but presumably you want to attract such as me?) which makes it very very dark, but still great, What do you mean by setting point? If I'd left it boiling for 2 hours it would have almost boiled dry. One hour reduces by 50% on gentle simmer. But worst of all, how didn't you notce that the combined capacity of the 3 jars you specify is less than the weight of sugar in the recipe? Almost had me panicking (when that 3* 240g got thru my thick skull that your sugar weight was wrong. A 770g pile of sugar is a frightening sight - especially thinking that i would probably, if successful, eat the lot in three weeks! Got a recipe for honey? - 21 Sep 2014

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